Interview With The Earth


Reviewed by: Trinity

Interview With The Earth
"Doesn't quite pull it off."

Entrevista Con La Tierra (Interview With The Earth) is a cinema verite piece following young brothers Nico and Amelio who live in a small rural town. Opening with a shot of a tractor ploughing a field, and taking us through the thoughts of the two boys and other relatives, this documentary style study in the expression of grief and how children cope with death and abandonment is ambitious but doesn't quite pull it off. Poor subtitling doesn't help it either.

It feels like the director, Nicolas Pereda, hasn't quite worked out what he wants to cover in the film, and by just letting the camera wander he ends up with less than we might have wanted as an audience. Still, the one-legged chicken had some good scenes.

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2009
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Documenting how people in a Mexican Indian village cope with death.

Director: Nicolás Pereda

Writer: Nicolás Pereda

Year: 2008

Runtime: 18 minutes

Country: Mexico, Canada


EIFF 2009

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